From:   Winter Siroco <wintersiroco@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:02:31 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] collective blog?
 

Erin,  
I think that is a great Idea, and I strongly encourage you to pursue it. There is a lot of talented people willing to get involved on the ground and online. Leave a sign up sheet by the recruiting/info booths. I think there are 3 by now.   Compiling Links to excellent media and analysis out there would be great too.
Good luck!
Cesar 


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 6:15 PM, erin remick <eremick@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone, 
I'm new to this googlegroup but wanted to give a suggestion for media... 
Yesterday I went down to the plaza for the Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People but I was unable to stay for the GA where I heard they were going to propose some new additions to the declaration. I went onto the livestream later to see if I could catch it but it soon got switched over to boston, which is fine because I get that it was an important moment...but I have been waiting to hear more news about what happened at the GA with this and am frustrated to see that when I go onto occupywallstreet.org there is only an update about Boston. This site and nycga.cc do not get updated that often considering how much goes on in one day down at liberty plaza. 
I think it would be valid if someone set up a blog or something similar where events that happen at the plaza are written about with photos/media and shared as often as possible because otherwise these very important events are forgotten as a new super busy day and more planning pushes forward... or we see them in brief clips as part of a 5 min video about everything that happened in one day a few days later, which is great! but I think more media coming from liberty plaza in more formats is needed. All the work being done around video is amazing and compiling footage etc but I also think it's valid that some people do not have hours to sit and watch everything happening and would rather read an article or check out a blog (or tumblr for that matter) to catch up on the goings on or what not.  Everyday I see a new negative critique about the lack of people of color voices / women's voices / overall diversity and I think part of the problem, which has already been talked about in previous threads on this list, is a disconnect with media. There needs to be better sharing of daily events in a way that those who cannot be there can experience them and so as many voices as possible are shared as widely as possible!   
Does something like a collective blog already exist for ows, am I missing this? Could we get something like this started if not and have anyone who would like to post about events they attended do so? Can we have something like this be very clearly linked from occupywallstreet.org and nycga.cc so those who are looking on as outsiders can be linked there?  
Any input/response would be great! I am willing to help get this set up if people are interested.
Cheers,
Erin


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